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    joseph's Team Gets Victory over The Best Marshall to Capture Seventh Place

    Week 8

    • joseph's Team
    • 4-4
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 127.88
    • The Best Marshall
    • 5-3
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 121.24

    joseph's Team (4-4, 831.16 points) beat The Best Marshall (5-3, 943.08 points) 127.88 to 121.24, led by Larry Fitzgerald with 26.50 points and Philip Rivers who had 25.78. A good beginning makes a good ending, and joseph's Team took that to heart when they went into Sunday in front 45.08 to 36.10. They let that melt away like marshmallows in a campfire and trailed 115.24 to 82.68 after the early Sunday games. joseph's Team took the lead back during the late Sunday games and held on for the victory.

    Top Players

      • Emmanuel Sanders
      • 36.10
      • Matt Forte
      • 28.80
      • Larry Fitzgerald
      • 26.50
      • Philip Rivers
      • 25.78

    Smooth Moves by joseph's Team

    • Made a good move in sitting Doug Martin this week. He brought in 3.60 points, the fewest of any RB on the team.
    • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Larry Fitzgerald have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked fourth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 26.50 points.
    • With 25.60 points, Golden Tate ranked fifth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.
    • Le'Veon Bell put the team on his back with 17.80 points, the ninth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on joseph's Team exceeded their projected points.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Not reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame. And if they did, maybe they should pay better attention when they read.
    • Whoever gave you this advice, you might want to lose their number. Picked up and started Chandler Catanzaro, who then scored below his 8.33-point projection with 6.00 points.
    • With 1.80 points, Vincent Jackson was last on the team in scoring and got only 13.7% of his 13.16 projected points, his lowest percentage of the season.
    • This is how people lose everything in casinos. joseph's Team thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Marshawn Lynch. However, he scored 6.90 points against a projected 16.25 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • It's tough to win when your team leader gets this embarrassed. At the QB position, The Best Marshall got outscored 25.78 - 9.44 by joseph's Team.

    What If

    • joseph's Team would be 3-5 if they played The Best Marshall every week.
    • joseph's Team would have beaten six other teams besides The Best Marshall this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as The Best Marshall, joseph's Team would be 3-4.
    • joseph's Team would be 43-45 if they played every team every week.
    • Besides joseph's Team, The Best Marshall would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, joseph's Team would have lost to The Best Marshall 110.84 - 78.70.
    • If they played the same schedule as joseph's Team, The Best Marshall would be 3-4.
    • If they played every team every week, The Best Marshall would be 58-30.

    Game Notes

    • Even though The Best Marshall lost, they had two players score higher than the leading scorer for joseph's Team.
    • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for The Best Marshall this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? The Best Marshall scored 121.24 points and lost. It is the second-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on joseph's Team collectively had their best week of the season with 34.10 points.
    • The 47.00 points by the WRs on The Best Marshall was the season-high for combined points from the position.
    • The margin of victory of 6.64 points was the smallest in the league this week.
    • Emmanuel Sanders scored 36.10 points, the third-highest WR score in the league this season, but it was not enough to get the win for The Best Marshall.
    • The drafted players on joseph's Team put up 86.5% of the team's points this week.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 8

    Calvin Johnson Det - WR 2013 vs. Dallas 14 receptions, 329 yards, TD Until Megatron traveled the equivalent of 3.3 football fields against a woeful Cowboys secondary in Week 8 of '13, it had been more than two decades since a player topped 300 receiving yards in the NFL.

    The last player to accomplish the feat (Flipper Anderson, 336 yards on Nov. 26, 1989) still holds the all-time mark for receiving yards in a game, a mere seven yards more than Johnson. Kansas City's Stephon Paige was the first, and only other WR, to top this mark when he went for 309 yards against San Diego in '85. As for Johnson's epic tally, it barely edged out Cincinnati's Marvin Jones for the top WR effort of the week, as Jones posted 122 receiving yards and four touchdowns against the Jets, finishing less than a single fantasy point behind the Lion king.
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